\osborne\il\ilestate  12/20/2013

Some Illinois Probate and Estate Records

Year County
1838 Vermil  Osborn,  Jane (loose estate papers (PDF),
                                recorded will (PDF))
1870 McDono  Osborn,  Joseph (petition(text),
                                estate file(includes petition)(PDF),
                                partition of land(PDF)
1877 Fulton  Osborn,  Richard (PDF)
1878 McDono  Osborn,  Solomon (PDF)
1838 McDono  Osborn,  William (PDF)

Petition for Letters of Adm. of the est. of Joseph Osborn
   McDonough County Court, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Case Number 700P00841,
   Filed 12/27/1870, Disposed 4/17/1874.
   (transcription)  (Contributed by Ron Osborn)
   [Note: Transcribed from a pre-printed form with information filled in]

Petition of P.B. Cordell.  In the matter of the Estate of Joseph Osborn
deceased, for Letters of Administration.

To the Hon. J.B. Nickel Judge of the County Court of McDonough County,
in the State of Illinois.

   The Petition of the undersigned, P.B. Cordell respectively represents
--- Joseph Osborn late of the County of McDonough aforesaid, departed
this life at his residence in said County, on or about the first day of
November A.D. 1870, leaving no last will and testament as far as your
petitioner knows or believes.

   And this Petition further shows that the said Joseph Osborn died, seized
and possessed of Real and Personal Estate, consisting chiefly of farming
and timber lands, Horses, Cattle, Hogs, farming utensils, Household and
Kitchen furniture, etc.  Said Real Estate estimated to be worth about two
thousand dollars.  All of said personal estate being estimated to be worth
about five hundred dollars.  That said deceased left surviving him
Nancy Osborn his widow, and Solomon Osborn, Andrew J. Osborn, Sebrina
Mayfield, John Osborn, lydia Osborn's heirs and Stephen J. Osborn's heirs
his children as heirs.  That your petitioner being requested by the widow
and heirs of said deceased, and believing that the said estate should be
immediately administered, as well for the proper management of said Estate
as for the prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of their right
under the Statue he therefore pray that your honor will grant Letters
of Administration to him the said P.B. Cordell in the promises, upon his
taking the oath prescribed by the Statue, and entering into bond to such
sum, and with securities, as may be approved by your honor.
                                Signed P.B. Cordell

McDonough County  } ss                  
being duly sworn, deposes and says that the facts averred in the above
petition are true, according to the best of his knowledge, information
and belief.

   Sworn to and subscribed before me,    }
Quinton C. ward                          }
Clerk of the County Court of McDonough   }
County, this twenty seventh day of       }
December A.D. 1870                       }
Q.C. Ward Clerk.                         }  Signed P.B. Cordell